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"Form from Fire: Glass Sculpture by Dale Chihuly"
2001-07-21 until 2001-10-21
Dayton Art Institute
Internationally acclaimed artist Dale Chihuly has been creating spectacular visions in glass for more than three
decades. This exhibition at the Art Institute features more than 100 objects from
Chihuly's most beloved series-including Baskets, Macchias, Ikebanas, Persians, Cylinders and more. Never
before seen installations designed exclusively for The Dayton Art Institute highlight this extraordinary
exhibition. Along with his exquisite works of art, drawings by Dale Chihuly are also be on view.
Dale Chihuly has become perhaps the world's best-known glass artist and has, in many respects,
single-handedly popularized the studio glass movement in the United States and abroad. He has been creating
glass since 1967 and currently has pieces in more than 180 museums world-wide including Japan, Australia,
New Zealand, Germany, Denmark, Switzerland, France and the Czech Republic. Ranging in size from a few
feet to several hundred feet and weighing up to several tons, Chihuly's glass is a colorful array of shapes and
sizes which may consist of hundreds, even thousands of hand-blown pieces. Sea-inspired forms, lopsided
30 foot long persian pergola's are just a few samples of Chihuly's exquisite glass.
National City Bank is proud to partner with The Dayton Art Institute and enable the work of such an
important artist to be available to the Miami Valley, explains Kathy Hollingsworth, President of National City
Bank, Southwest Region. Like National City, Dale Chihuly constantly strives to go above and beyond what's
been done before. His creativity and drive is inspirational and his art incredible. Chihuly's glass sculptures can
be found as an impressive glass ceiling in the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, suspended over canals in Venice
and are part of the White House's permanent collection. In 1992, he was named the first National Living
Treasure in the United States.